Chambers Ireland, supported by Meta, have created a fund consisting of a limited series of €4,000 grants to support affiliated Chamber member companies recovering from Covid that are looking to invest in sustainability projects in support of certain business focussed UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The projects that will be selected will further a company’s work on projects supporting any of the following SDGs which are particularly relevant to our core priorities, as chosen by Chambers Ireland. Companies must demonstrate innovation in supporting  their local communities, their staff, climate action & sustainability and gender equality:
 
1. Gender Equality (goal 5)
2. Decent work and economic growth (goal 8)
3. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (goal 9)
4. Climate Action (goal 11)
5. Sustainable cities and communities (goal 13)
 
One grant will be allocated to a member of each affiliated member Chamber. The grant will be in relation to validated external expenses incurred and to support delivery of the project. In order to apply simply click here and give a description of the project, the expense that will be incurred and its benefits in relation to the SDGs referenced above. To qualify a company must:
  • Have less than 50 employees
  • Have an annual turnover of less than €10 million euros
  • Were in receipt the Employee Wage Subsidy Scheme until its termination on 31st May 2022 (EWSS)
  • Be in possession of a valid Tax Clearance certificate
  • Be a member of a Chamber affiliated to Chambers Ireland
  • Be a registered limited company in Ireland and up to date with its filings with the Companies Registration Office (CRO)
  • Be prepared to make a presentation to its local Chamber and Chambers Ireland upon the successful outcome of the project
  • Be willing to acknowledge engagement on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram
A selection committee will review all applications and select the successful projects. The application process is open until the 18th of November 2022. The decisions of the selection committee will be final. Should no entries be received from any member of a specific Chamber, the selection committee have discretion to re-allocate the grant(s). 
 
Winners will be notified as soon as possible thereafter. 50% of the grant will be payable in advance, with the balance being paid on production of proof of the completion of the project. 
 
Please note that should an application be successful, all materials submitted may be used for promotion on social media.
 
By applying for the grant you agree that Chambers Ireland or their representatives may contact you or your local chamber to discuss your application.
 
We are very grateful for the support of Meta in making this program available.